The refrigerator door side of the side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, bottom cams that auto close the door were broken.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Larry From Clinton, SC

Sep 08, 2007

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First, I removed all items on the door shelves and the shelves themselves to reduce the weight of the door. Second, I removed the cover on the top hinge assembly and removed the two screws that secured that hinge. Third I lifted the door from the bottom hinge assembly and placed the door horizontal on the kitchen table to all easier access to the bottom of the door. I then removed two screws holding the door closing cam and shim and replaced them with the new parts. Next was to removed the old hinge assembly on the refrigerator itself and replace it with a new hinge assembly. All down hill from this point. Time to reinstall the door, aligning the bottom of the door cam over the hinge assembly and setting the door down on it making sure the door sets on the hinge assembly cams. To the top of the refrigerator. reinstalled the top door hinge assembly and cover, job complete. Total time from start to finish including cleaning the inside of the door and shelves about 30 minutes.

As for the replacing of the light lens in the freezer section. This was almost to easy. I removed the ice drawer from the freezer which exposed the one phillips screw that holds the lens in place. Removed the screw and what was left of the old lens, inserted the new lens from the underneath the ice drawer compartment and screw, replaced the ice drawer and, the task was complete. Total time about 5 minutes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Closing Cam (Now subbed to Hinge Cam Riser)

Part Number: PS284596

In Stock

Bottom Hinge Assembly

Part Number: PS290199

In Stock

Freezer Light Shield

Part Number: PS293386

In Stock

Door Hinge Shim

Part Number: PS298522

In Stock